In this next card, I reveal the inspiration behind Maintain The Balance. I hope you find something that resonates with you. Much love, Jules xxx
Maintain The Balance:
Maintain the balance in your current situation. Incorporate healing practices into your life that help you come back to centre.
Background to the card:
Inspired by my Australian friend Gaille, with very strong and ancient Scottish roots she was propelled forward to leave her native Australia and begin her life in Scotland. It didn’t happen swiftly, there was great change and upheaval, but her soul yearned for her Scottish Land and soon enough, she found her self immersed in the heart of North East Scotland, in the grounds of an old Castle. Gaille’s profession as a forensic anthropologist sees her traveling all over the world to scenes of devastation. In such an emotionally draining job, she maintains a calm and centred presence. One minute she’s in the midst of carnage, the next she’ll be still in meditation. It isn’t an easy practice for her to manage, but it is a necessity.
The meaning behind the card:
If this card has fallen into your card reading, it is asking you to maintain the balance in your current situation. The message that you hear may be different every time this card appears. At times, it may nudge you to incorporate balancing practices in your life. If your job is hectic and fraught, how can you balance this with something that brings you back to centre? Maybe, Meditation, Music, Dance, Performance, Art, DIY, Sport?
The importance is for you is to maintain a balance and become realigned. Perhaps you’re feeling a pull to a different way of life, the wisdom behind the card prompts you to explore the options and find small ways to move closer. This is not about jumping and leaping, it’s relating to equilibrium and integrating a practice that allows you to re-calibrate.
How to use this card:
Use this powerful image in quiet meditation or some solitary time will be very balancing for you. Her eyes hold your gaze and by looking in them you can begin to feel a sense of balance. It is almost like gazing at a mirror where she invites you to quieten your mind, breathing consciously and notice what you find in the image. There is nothing to distract you except her beckoning, balancing eyes.
Note down how you’re feeling in reading this wisdom. Do you feel a pull to trace your past, or explore an ancient family town, city or area? Do you feel a tug to incorporate or learn meditation? What is calling you? How will you respond to this call?
Look into the eyes of this Celtic Goddess and feel your body respond. There are swirls of energy underneath the canvas, whirls of movement, yet they’re balanced and symmetrical. The metallic blue of the background is the blue that responds to your throat chakra, the centre of communication. Remain centred and balanced, express your thoughts to yourself in your writing.
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I'm creating a set of 44 Wisdom Cards and Book - each card will be inspired by someone who has meant something to me, someone who has inspired me or taught me something. They could be people I know, or people I don't know, living or passed over. They may be people I have seen from afar. They may also be animals and elements from the planet around me. They may also be from dreamtime and with symbolism that I can’t recognise. What I know for sure is, it will all unfold. If you'd like to read more about this project, click here
PS Text may change in final copy.
All photographs and text copyright of Jules Dolly/Julia Dolowicz 2012